Boca Raton, known to locals as Boca, is an elegantly-simple agricultural community nestled in Palm Beach. Unlike most agricultural communities, Boca is home to a nightlife and entertainment culture classy enough to satisfy anyone’s desires. For example, you can spend your evenings at a local jazz club, smoking cigars and sipping whiskey, dance the night away at a nightclub or sit down at a high-class restaurant to delectable food and exceptional service.
Unlike most of Florida, Boca’s culture isn’t centered around crowded beaches and noisy block parties. This city only has four miles of public beaches and a modest population of around 84,000 residents. When you do want to spend time on the beach, you can stroll around Red Reef Park, a local hotspot, and enjoy the view of the ocean from a gorgeous treeline. The beaches are rarely crowded, setting Boca even further apart from the average Floridian city.
If you were to ask a Boca resident to show you what Boca has to offer in a day, you would probably start with some upscale shopping at some of the 220 elite shops of the Town Center Shopping Mall. Shopping bounty in hand, you might find yourself enjoying lunch at Seasons 52 or Talia’s Tuscan Table, two of the best lunch spots in the entire city.
While lunch settles, you’d likely be treated to a stroll around Red Reef Park or the Spanish River Park to soak in Boca’s nature and warm weather before you start your night on the town. Your night might start at the Prime Cigar and Wine Bar, or if you’re into a younger vibe, at The Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery. Soon, though, you’ll probably mosey over to the famous Jazziz to catch some live jazz music, smoke a cigar or try some spirits and finish off the night. If you’re not staying with a friend, your local guide would probably suggest you get some rest at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the city’s best 4-star hotel.
Of course, you can’t see all of Boca Raton in a single day. It’s got enough parks, pubs, jazz spots, upscale restaurants and even classical theaters to keep you indefinitely entertained. Locals enjoy heading to Mizner park, a Boca shopping center and live music hotspot, almost any night of the week. The restaurants around the popular Royal Palm Place are abundant enough to keep you taste-testing for months and there are more dance clubs than you’ll know what to do with.
Beer aficionados will find their tastes perpetually satisfied with the many breweries around Boca, some of which have been hotspots since the 1920s. There’s so much that you’ll rarely find yourself bored, and if you do, you can simply stroll outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and sample the friendly atmosphere that keeps Boca alive.